Prokhorkin to LAK, Grundstrom & Bjornfot to ONT - LA Kings Insider

Roster moves are upon us.

The LA Kings announced this morning that forward Nikolai Prokhorkin has been recalled from the Ontario Reign, and in a corresponding move, the Kings have assigned forward Carl Grundstrom and defenseman Tobias Bjornfot to the Reign.

Ontario is back in action tomorrow afternoon at 1:15 PM in San Jose and the Reign play four games in an eight-day span, including that game.

From the Kings official release –

LOS ANGELES – The LA Kings have recalled forward Nikolai Prokhorkin from Ontario (AHL), Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today. Defenseman Tobias Bjornfot and forward Carl Grundstrom have been assigned to the Reign.

The 26-year-old Prokhorkin (born Sept. 17, 1993) is a 6-3, 190-pound native of Chelyabinsk, Russia who has appeared in four games this season with Ontario, posting two points (0-2=2) and two penalty minutes. Drafted by the Kings in the fourth-round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and signed in the offseason, the skilled forward played in 41 games last season with SKA St. Petersburg (KHL) where he recorded 41 points (20-21=41), a plus-27 rating and 10 penalty minutes.

Bjornfot made his NHL debut earlier this season and became the fifth youngest player in franchise history to appear in a game for the Kings and was just one of five players drafted this season (selected 22nd overall by the Kings) to make their team out of camp. He went scoreless in three games. Grundstrom has appeared in one game so far this year, recording an assist (0-1=1).

LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 17: Tobias Bjornfot #54 of the Los Angeles Kings passes the puck during the third period of the preseason game against the Arizona Coyotes at STAPLES Center on September 17, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NHLI via Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 6: Carl Grundstrom #38 of the Los Angeles Kings skates with the puck during the first period of the game against the Vegas Golden Knights at STAPLES Center on April 6, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NHLI via Getty Images)

Kurtis MacDermid

#56 | 6′ 5″ | 233 lb | Age: 23

Born: March 25, 1994
Birthplace: Sauble Beach, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Left


MacDermid was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on Sept. 12, 2012.

Michael Amadio

#52 | 6′ 1″ | 204 lb | Age: 21

Born: May 13, 1996
Birthplace: Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Amadio was selected by the Kings in the third round (90th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Lintuniemi

#10 | 6′ 3″ | 214 lb | Age: 21

Born: DOB: 9/23/1995
Position: D


Lintuniemi played in 27 games for the HIFK U18 team in Helsinki at 15-years-old, as well as seven games with the Finland U16 team. He made his professional hockey debut with the Monarchs in 2015, and has since begun playing for the Reign.

Brett Sutter

#07 | 6′ 0″ | 192 lb | Age: 29

Born: 6/2/1987
Birthplace: CALGARY, AB
Position: C


Drafted in 2005 by the Calgary Flames, Sutter was traded to the Reign in 2016. He is the son of LA Kings head couch Darryl Sutter, and the eighth member of the Sutter family to play in the NHL.